#readersrides week four Halloween edition

A terrifying downhill trike, aerobars on a mountain bike, and other freakish Frankenbikes

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This week’s readers’ rides

Here at BikeRadar we’ve decided to celebrate Halloween in an altogether different way, and so this week’s readers’ rides is a Frankenbike takeover. We asked you guys earlier this week to come out with your most obscure bicycle builds, and sure enough we received some pretty scary responses.

Kicking off we’ve got this ‘fat trike’ from The Bike Pedaler. Equipped with Marzocchi’s Shiver downhill fork and rubber wide enough to frighten children, it’s truly a Frankenstein creation. Even its owner was trembling when he took this pic…

TheBikePedaler’s fat trike: thebikepedaler’s fat trike
Whyte’s PRST full susser looked weird enough when it was new but this purple example sent over by Bobs Bikes has truly given us the creeps.
Bobs bikes whyte prst: bobs bikes whyte prst
Don Kirkham sent over two unholy creations but his aero-bar equipped Specialized Hardrock won the freakshow. We really don’t know how to feel about this.
Don kirkham’s specialized hardrock: don kirkham’s specialized hardrock
Gamdo submitted this 1994 Specialized Crossroads – dubbed the MonsterCross, it’s now a drop bar equipped singlespeed that rolls on 700×40 rubber. Strangely, it works for us.
Gamdo’s 1994 specialized crossroads: gamdo’s 1994 specialized crossroads
Meet Frank, the Woodrup time trial bike of Sol Findley. The saddle alone was enough to qualify it for this list. 
Woodrup time trial bike of sol findley: woodrup time trial bike of sol findley
VeloDynamics sent over this awesome looking Dimond bike – equipped with full Dura-Ace Di2 and a Flo disc/90 wheel combo, it manages to be both trick and treat.
VeloDynamics’ dimond: velodynamics’ dimond
Switching back to normal bikes we’ve got this spooky shot of Sean Parry’s Cannondale Trigger on the 373 section, of Y Wal, Afan Forest.
Sean parry’s cannondale trigger: sean parry’s cannondale trigger
There’s nothing scary though about Nick Long’s Genesis CDF. Here it is sitting pretty in front of the Exe estuary on the south coast of Devon.
Nick long’s genesis cdf: nick long’s genesis cdf
Meanwhile Evie McDermott sent over this recently renovated 1992 Reynolds 753 road bike.
Evie mcdermott’s 753 framed road bike: evie mcdermott’s 753 framed road bike
Australian reader Dan Humphrey dropped us this shot of his racey Merida Ninety-Six, complete with an enviable backdrop.
Dan humphrey’s merida:

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